Sunday, December 31, 2006
Friday, December 29, 2006
Wednesday, December 27, 2006
Sunday, December 24, 2006
Friday, December 22, 2006
Saturday, December 16, 2006
It had to be black & white with a splash of colour... Well here is my effort... I chose Bronze/Green for my 'Splash of Colour'
Delightful materials used - Black cardstock, ki Memories PP, Heidi Swapp Blossoms, 7 Gypsies Clock face, metal tab & photo turn, Brad, bronze/green blossom, making memories letter stickers, sticko gem sticker, zig Pen, & sandpaper.
The stickers read - 'time for joy & peace for all'... I did use some numbers in place of some letters like a 4 for a A and 3 for a E... it's a great idea when you run out of letters to try sometimes.. Anyway Pop over to Daring Card Makers and have a look what the other girls have made, they are so clever with their ideas.. http://daringcardmakers.blogspot.com/
Friday, December 15, 2006
Thursday, December 14, 2006
This weeks DCM little extra dare was to create 3 tags for Christmas, using as prompts the words Ribbon, Snowflake, Tree, Silver, Holly, Gift.. Well this is my offering for this great little dare.. I know before you tell me, they are all the same.... But it is the busiest time of the year and I have made 4 not 3... wouldn't be fair to this gorgeous family of mine to leave one out.. So out the list of prompts I used Ribbon (Yes that ribbon), Silver for all of the hardware, & Snowflake, even tho it doesn't snow in Australia at Christmas I've had these cute little snowflakes for the longest time in my stash and always wanted to use them.. (they actually came out of a snow globe that broke years ago.. Now that's thinking like a scrapper.....
Christmasy Materials used are - Shipping tags, Basic Grey PP, Heidi Swapp Blossoms, Francheville Label Holders, Wild Asparagus Words, Making Memories Crystal Brads, & other little brads, My Zig Pen, Sewing Machine and ofcourse that ribbon!!!! TTFN Gillian :o)
Wednesday, December 13, 2006
This is my 'on the 9th Day of Christmas' LO.. for the Lovely Janine's 12 days of Christmas Challenge.. Once again I'm out of order.. But as you may have read in my Tag below I am a non conformist LOL.... anyway this ones done and I wanted to share, so here it is... If you want to check out what all of the other very clever girls are doing pop over to Janine's blog she has links to everyones blogs. The 9th Day of Christmas Challenge was around Christmas letters or Christmas Cards In General 'Keeping In Touch' I thought this was a gorgeous Challenge, Janine has really put so much thought into all of these Challenges...
Raids from my Stash for this LO are - Bazzill Cardstock, Basic Grey Printed Paper, Prima Blossom (My newest addition to my stash),Chipboard letters covered in BGPP, photo corners, 7 Gypsies paper tab & little circle in the middle of the flower, My Fav ribbon AGAIN, rusty old buckle from my Nanna's button jar, and ofcourse my every trusty sewing machine.
Oh wow, I've been over to Janine's Blog this morning and I won an RAK.... Thankyou so much Janine, I'm not that big in the 'Winning' department.. so I look forward heaps to recieving it and putting it to good use what ever it may be.... ((((HUGS))))
Thankyou also to Tamar for your donation of the RAK's that was above and beyond the call of duty so to speak and we all thankyou heaps for that lovely thought....
That's all from me enjoy your day whatever you have intended, and don't forget that it's a beautiful time of the year... So Smile a little TTFN Gillian :o)
Shameless Links for your entertainment........
http://angelgurl.wordpress.com/ this one will take you to Janine's Blog
http://www.tarisota.typepad.com/ this one will take you to Tamar's Online Kit Shop.. Yummy!
Saturday, December 09, 2006
No1.. Eels give me the creeps... Yuk, makes my skin crawl even typing this I'm creeped out...
No2.. I have a phobia about Sharks, handy since we live in a costal town.... can't even stand in the water up to my ankles without thinking about them...
No3.. I'm a first fleet decendant.. Always thought that was cool, until recently all the truth about it being a floating brothel.. Ahhh... I'm a good Christian girl...
No4.. I collect rusty old junk.. Yes rabbit traps, old buckles, you name it I've probably got it.
No5.. I'm a non conformist.. so I'm finished.
Well what do you think... I'm not weird at all am I.... have a go if you want.. But if you must conform you have to do 6 things... TTFN Gillian :o) Ps. thanks for the fun Flower....
Thursday, December 07, 2006
My Splendid supplies included - Printed Paper by Basic Grey, MME and another threaded thro the buckle that is unknown.. 7 Gypsies tags & stickers, Karen Foster Biggie Brad, 5 Assorted Flowers, yes they are all there stacked on top of each other- Making what I like to call my Scraptabulous Blossom!, The buckle I traced of a real buckle and cut out of chipboard then inked and sewed around, now it looks like leather.. Anyway thanks girls for another great dare, It's was really fun again.. TTFN Gillian :o)
Wednesday, December 06, 2006
This is my 'On the Third Day Of Christmas' LO, for the 12 days of Christmas challenge on Janine's Blog http://angelgurl.wordpress.com/ do youself a favour, check out what everyone has been creating, Janine has links to everyones blogs.. What clever, clever girls...
The Third Day Of Christmas challenge centred around gifts. I chose to use these photo's of my children after they had ripped into their santa stockings. The journalling reads.. Christmas morning is always an early start at our home... the children are always busting to see what santa has stuffed into their stockings overnight... the children are aloud to open their stockings before breakfast time... In our house santa is just a bit of fun for the kids, they get little gifts in their stockings and the real presents come after breakfast from Mummy & Daddy....
So Janine thankyou I have now completed three LO's and about to start my fourth.. so I am grateful for the challenge and you for organising it.. I am really having fun...
Devine supplies included.. Basic Grey Printed Paper, Cloud 9 chipboard alpha's(from Spotlight),Heidi Swapp blossoms, 7 Gypsies metal tab(painted black), my fav ribbon of all time, Making memories crystal brad & black brads, little K&Co chipboard circle. and my Black Zig Pen & sewing machine.. I didn't like this LO until I scribbled on the chipboard letters, and I don't mind it at all now... TTFN Gillian
It's for my children to write a 'thankyou' note to Santa on Christmas Eve... Anyway I thought maybe you'd like to see it, cause it's a fun little thing to make... You can even use some of your scraps..
The red Making Memories Rub-ons at the bottom read 'Dear Santa'
and I used Basic Grey Printed paper and lots of lovelies....
By the way Paula that Picasa you told me to download is great... I used it to not only upload this image but also crop & sharpen this photo...
TTFN Gillian :o)
This LO was based around the Christmas Tree, This is a photo I took last Christmas of my Niece & Nephew and our three children. The journalling reads 'This is a beautiful photo taken on Christmas Eve 2005. all of the Cattell Cousins they have had their showers, brushed their teeth, In their PJ's and ready for bed. But just before they head off to dream of what they will find under the tree tomorrow, We took this gorgeous photo. Sweet Dreams Sweet Children'
The Goodies I used are: Basic Grey Printed Paper,Cloud 9 Design chipboard Alpha, Heidi Swapp Blossom, Cardstock, Wild Asparagus tab, and my sewing machine. Oh I think I'm hooked on this bumpy lace look thing too by the way.
Don't forget to have a look at the other LO I did below, I did them out of sequence. Maybe swing by Janines Blog and check out what the other lovely ladies are doing http://angelgurl.wordpress.com/
TTFN Gillian :o)
Tuesday, December 05, 2006
I know, I haven't done day one yet, but I have done this one and I wanted to post it, so you could see it.. This is a challenge I am doing based on the '12 days of Christmas'. If you want to have a look at the challenge go to the lovely Janines blog at http://angelgurl.wordpress.com/ anyway the Second Day of Christmas challenge is based on special food that you & your family have for Christmas. And our family lives in Australia so we have a cold christmas lunch, as there are no volunteers to cook a roast when it's nearly 40 deg. cel.
so what treasures did I use to make this LO. MME printed paper, Pressed Petals Letters,cardstock,K-ology letters, 7 gypsies paper tab,shipping tags, HeidiSwappBlossoms,some lovely ribbon, Autum Leaves Stamp. I made the imitation Lace by using a scallope ruler, then punched the holes with my hole punch.
Thanks Heaps Janine for this beautiful challenge you have created, I have enjoyed making my first LO so much, and can't wait to get my teeth into the rest. TTFN Gillian :o)
Monday, December 04, 2006
What a cool dare this one was. This weeks dare for DCM's was to sing on a card. Use words of a song on your card.. Well here is my efforts, I have a very lovely friend who has had some thrilling news, and this one is for her. My song choice for this card 'Celebrate, good times Come on!'.
So I've used Basic Grey Printed Paper, Blossoms, Bazzill Big Brad & cardstock, Basic Grey Buckle, Sinamay, ribbon, making memories crystal brad, and the song words I printed on the computer.
Thanks again for the Dare girls, it was heaps of fun, and if you haven't already had a go at a dare from these beautiful and talented girls, it's about time you did.. Go on I dare You!!!
TTFN Gillian :o)
Sunday, December 03, 2006
Yah!! I said Yah!!! did you hear me? I said Yah!! finally I can upload images again... thankyou sooooo Much Paula.. I couldn't have done this without you!!!!! I wouldn't have known where to go, or what to do...
Anyway down to business this is my 'little extra' for DCM challenge this week.. the theme of the challenge was the word 'star'.. what a great challenge for this time of the year.. It meant I actually have made my first Christmas card.. Thanks girls.
AND THANKYOU AGAIN PAULA (Round of Applause from me!)